Call for proposals to the research community – 88th Congrès de l’Acfas in 2021

Call for proposals to the research community – 88th Congrès de l’Acfas in 2021

As announced on April 20th, the 88th Congrès annuel de l’Acfas, originally scheduled in 2020, will take place from May 3–7, 2021 at the Université de Sherbrooke and Bishop’s University.

The research community is invited to present its most recent results by submitting proposals for thematic conferences or free communications in all scientific domains: health sciences, natural sciences, engineering and mathematics, humanities, social sciences and education. This call for proposal notably aims to enrich the program with new proposals and to take into account the most recent developments since the initial invitation in Fall 2019. Signaling a strong mobilization of the university community, most of those who had a scientific activity planned in the program chose to reschedule it for 2021.

Under the theme Du jamais su, this event unfolding over five days offers the scientific community a unique opportunity to take the pulse of the latest developments and breakthroughs in research and debate current events. The event is also a marquee venue for the next generation of researchers to network and share results.

The current crisis period highlights the fact that research is more important now than ever as it plays a key role in decision making which affects our community. There is no doubt that the next event will be a key moment for the research community to ponder the myriad consequences of the current pandemic and the state of research in the 21st century.

One event, two scientific venues

Faculty, researchers, graduate students and research support staff are invited to submit their proposals for thematic conferences and free communications by October 12.

In addition to strengthening bonds and forging new ones, scientific conferences are the ideal setting to share research results, and for discussions and debates among decision makers and actors of the science world. Free communications are an opportunity to present research results orally or through posters.

About Acfas

Acfas disseminates knowledge as an engine of our society’s development by gathering research actors throughout the Francophonie. Deliberately forward-looking, Acfas is a powerful force of democratization of scientific communications. It values researchers of all disciplines as well as research excellence.

About the Université de Sherbrooke

The Université de Sherbrooke lies at the center of one of Quebec’s three major research hubs. Recognized for its sense of innovation, the university is a key partner of senior and regional governments in promoting social, cultural, and economic development. Moreover, the university stands out because of the significant growth in its research activities in recent years, its technology-transfer successes, and its entrepreneurial and open-innovation initiatives in collaboration with industry and social communities.

About Bishop’s University

Bishop’s University is a predominantly residential, undergraduate university. Our primary concern is offering students a quality education in the fine arts, humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, business and education. The residential aspect of our small size (2,800 full-time students) encourages students to immerse themselves in the complete Bishop’s experience.

Additional information:

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